Why did my Doctor order an EEG?
Physicians use EEGs to gather neurological information and assist them in diagnosing a variety of issues and conditions. The most common reason for ordering an ambulatory EEG is to help understand why a patient is having seizures.
Why did my Doctor choose ANS?
Your physician chose ANS for your EEG because they trust ANS to provide them an accurate, safe and comfortable procedure. They know ANS excels in these areas:
We employ some of the most experienced people in the industry. Our medical directors each have over 15 years’ experience in neurology and our lead technician has over 20 years of experience in performing EEGs and managing EEG staff. We are one of the few EEG providers who train their own technicians in the specifics of in-home EEGs.
We are an independent provider of EEG services so we are free to choose the best equipment and software available for our studies. Some providers are tied to hardware or software companies and must use their equipment or software. We always choose the best resources available and constantly strive to improve the patient experience.
We understand how important it is for patients to know their tests will be covered by their insurance. We are contracted with all major insurance providers and will make sure you know before your test starts that you are covered. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call us and we'll help.
How do I prepare for my EEG?
When you schedule an ambulatory EEG with ANS, the scheduler will give you detailed information on how to prepare for the appointment and how to take care of yourself and the equipment during your study. Here are some of those items you will want to focus on:
What am I supposed to do (not do) during the EEG?
Will the technician explain the test to me when they come to my
Yes. The technician who comes to your home or residential facility to set up your EEG will explain the process to you and collect all relevant information prior to beginning the study. The Technician will also leave with you a pamphlet explaining what to do and not to do during your EEG.
Do I really need to spend my time during my EEG in front of video
Your physician will use the video recording to look at your physical condition (clinical presentation) during any periods of concerning or abnormal EEG activity in order to understand and diagnose your symptoms. This means you risk losing valuable information when you are spending time away from your video recording device in the event you experience neurological symptoms during this time.
Who sees my video camera recording?
Your video recording is reviewed by our data preparation technicians and your physician when we find EEG data that would be of interest to your physician and only those portions of the video correlating to those areas of EEG interest are reviewed.
Is audio recorded during my video EEG?
Although we do have the capability to record audio, we have found that audio recordings for in-home EEGs provide little incremental value to the physician (based on physician feedback). Furthermore, patients generally prefer to not have their background conversations recorded for privacy reasons.
Where can I Find More Information about Epilepsy or Seizures?
If you are looking for more information on Epilepsy and seizures, there are a number of useful websites on our resources page that can help you.